Perez was never going to leave Force India – Mallya

Perez had been linked with Raikkonen's seat in recent weeks, but Mallya says that the Mexican was always committed to staying on alongside Nico Hulkenberg next year. "There were no loose ends at all," Mallya told "We have a signed contract with Checo for 2017, so there have never been any ifs and buts about it. "Yes, everybody speculated that maybe Ferrari wanted him ... Keep reading